Published: August 24, 2020
You’re cleaning out the house, the garage, the shed, or a combination of the three.
You’re boxing up a number of items, with the hopes of seeing them and using them again some time. Or simply storing them until someone else needs them.
While UNITS offers you a safe and secure way to store possessions, you can do a number of things to make sure your boxed goods remain intact while tucked away in our storage container and storage facility.
Here are our tips to keep your boxes free of odor, bugs, and mildew:
- Seal boxes (and use new ones!) well with a heavy-duty strapping tape or packing tape. Clean those items before packing. Keep the storage unit neat and sweep up after any visits in case anything hitch-hiked in.
- Give clothing and shoes a good shake before putting them in boxes. Get the dust and dirt out. Anything lurking inside or on a shoe can be dislodged in this way.
- Use insecticide along the walls and near the door of the storage unit. An insecticide-laced bait will kill roaches, as will boric acid (which is not harmful to humans). Ant traps usually contain boric acid as well and can be scattered around the storage unit.
Put it away clean, keep it clean, take it home clean. You’ll be glad you did.